Sunday, December 21, 2008

8 Degrees and I Did It!

At 3:30 PM I went and ran 5 miles at Mohican in the Class A area with a few miles of trail. Was going to do 10 miles today, but with the temperatures and wind I opted for 5 today and 10 miles tomorrow. I was properly dressed for the run, not to warm and not to cold.
It was still very cold out thar.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

20 Miles in an Unconventional Way

Last weekend I was sick with sinus infection, swollen glands, and sore throat. Missed 4 days of running and when I did run I was really unmotivated. Probably weather related.
Today I had a twenty miler scheduled, but knew if I went out to do the 20, it would not be completed. I decided to do 4X5 mile runs.
9 AM ran from my house to the lodge.
11:30 AM ran in Loudonville. Ran into one of my CC runners and we ran together for 2 miles.
Thanks Haley!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1:30 PM ran on the B+O Trail in Butler, Ohio.
4:30 PM ran at the Mohican State Park Class A campground area.
Temperature fluctuated from 23 - 27 degrees. Wind was present and only gloom (no sun).
I hope to get a 23 miler in next week.

Tomorrow 10 miles. It better be in the morning as the weather is going in a hand basket later in the day with strong wind in the 25-25 mph range.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Very Windy Trot!

11:30 Am I headed out to run to the lodge from my house. Around a 5 mile road run.
Very hilly. Today it was windy with snow flurries. Probably nice views except for the snow flurries. Hard to see when they hit you in the eyeballs.

Tomorrow I am suppose to do 20 miles with Rob and Michelle. It is snowing and there will be accumulation of snow on those trails. However the 40 degrees for a high tomorrow will take care of that snow and make mud. Let the adventure begin.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

No Mo Sno!

I ran 10 miles today down at Mohican. All on road (OK 0.2 mile every three miles was not on road).
It was a balmy 41 degrees all the snow had vanished probably due to the rain. Yes, it rained and rained more. In fact it rained the whole dam time I was running. was warmer, so that's a plus.

Went to indoor track practice after my run. Ironic indoor track was practiced outside. At Loudonville we don't have the luxury of practicing indoors unless we go to some one else s facility.
But since it was above 40 degrees we practice outside.

Now I am heading to yoga. I will have two athletes with me tonight. I think they do it so they can show the coach how flexible they are compared to me. If you are 16 you better be more flexible than me. That's enough for now, so two aleve and yoga.

Monday, December 8, 2008

There is something to be said about winter. #@*%!!

I came to the conclusion today my mood about running wasn't going to change since winter is here and will be here for some time. I hate winter. It's cold and there's snow and ice. Dreary!
Of course I could do like Rob Powell and run on my treadmill for 2 hours. Now that's worse than the cold, snow and ice.

So yesterday I implemented my new plan. Run long and meditate while running all the good things about winter. Then after a minute or two of meditation, finish the planned run.

Yesterday I ran at Mohican for 5 miles. Snow and ice...yes. 18 degrees...yes, and a little wind.

Today ran on the B+O Trail for 10 miles. Warmer than Sunday, 28 degrees. The rest was the same plus a little rain.

With my wife's health situation I have modified my race plans. Dropping URINEO 50 on 12/20 and Rocky Raccoon 100 on 2/7. Plus I'm not in condition to go the distance.
Still going to New Mexico on 1/18 to run Ghost Town 38.5 mile race. So I better get ready.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nippy Run

I ran 8.8 miles in Loudonville due to deer gun season in the woods. Felt a little safer that way.
I ran several of the runs I have the cross country and track runners do on the roads of Loudonville.
It was nice to see all the people driving about. It was to cold to be out and about walking.
So ended up with 8.8 miles.

I actually was sitting at home planing on doing the run once it warmed up a little. The temperature was at 29 at 1:00 pm. Within 5 minutes it dropped to 25 degrees. I aborted the wait until it warms up and headed down to L'ville to do my run before the temperature dropped more. It didn't. Had a nice invigorating run.